U.S. Space Force Awards Boeing Communications Satellite Contract

March 6, 2024 @ 05:39 AM

Boeing has secured a $439.6 million contract to manufacture the 12th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellite for the U

BAE Systems to Develop Ground System Prototype for U.S. Space Force's Missile...

February 29, 2024 @ 05:58 AM

BAE Systems has been assigned the task of developing a prototype ground system for the U.S

China to Debut its Most Powerful Space Rocket-Long March 12-This Year

February 27, 2024 @ 06:32 AM

China is on track to debut the Long March 12, its most powerful space rocket, later this year. Structural designer Zeng Wenhua from the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology confirmed the completion of the research and development stage for this latest addition to the Long March family

Lockheed Martin's 'Pony Express 2' Command & Control Satellite Ready for Launch

February 16, 2024 @ 09:52 AM

Lockheed Martin's 'Pony Express 2' mission, designed to showcase the role of space in enhancing Combined Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2), is prepared for launch. Self-funded as a technology demonstration, Pony Express 2 employs two 12U Terran Orbital Renegade-class space vehicles, integrating four Lockheed Martin payloads

European Defence Agency Holds Space Strategy Meeting

February 16, 2024 @ 06:37 AM

The European Defence Agency (EDA) hosted a two-day Space Strategy Meeting from February 14, bringing together representatives from 19 European Union Member States, NATO, the European Commission, and the EU Satellite Centre. The meeting aimed to coordinate and streamline efforts as the European Union develops its space strategy for security and

U.S. DoD Launches 5 L3Harris-Built Hypersonic Missile Tracking Satellites

February 15, 2024 @ 09:06 AM

L3Harris Technologies has lauched five missile tracking satellites from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida that can track maneuvering hypersonic missiles such as the Russian Kinzhal and Zirkon. This launch is part of the Missile Defense Agencys (MDA) Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) program and the Space Development Agencys (SDA) Tranche 0 (T0) Tracking Layer program

RTX's Blue Canyon Technologies Delivers Four Satellites for DARPA's Blackjack Program

January 31, 2024 @ 06:20 AM

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT), a subsidiary of RTX, has delivered four satellites for the DARPA's Blackjack program and advancing low-Earth orbit (LEO) technology for national security. The

Iran Announces Long-Term Plans for 15-Ton Payload Satellite Launch Vehicles

January 30, 2024 @ 11:10 AM

Iran's Defense Ministry declared its long-term plans to develop satellite launch vehicles capable of carrying cargoes weighing up to 15 tons into orbit. The announcement was made by Ahmad Hosseini Mounes, the spokesman for the ministry's space division, following the recent successful launch of three domestically-produced satellites using the Simorgh (Phoenix) satellite carrier

Rostec Tests New Military Weather Reconnaissance System

January 30, 2024 @ 08:10 AM

Rostec's Ruselectronics Holding has completed testing of the Syuzhet-MF complex, a system set to revolutionize military meteorological data gathering from hydrometeorological satellites. The system, designed to receive data from hydrometeorological satellites, promises to transform the way meteorological information is collected and utilized by the military

Iran Offers to Launch Satellites of Other Countries

January 23, 2024 @ 05:54 AM

The space commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, Sardar Jafar Abadi, has announced Iran's readiness to launch satellites for other countries. This declaration came during a recent interview on a special news program, where Abadi also shared details about the successful launch of the Soraya satellite and outlined the IRGC's future plans in satellite launches

Lockheed Martin, L3 Harris to Build Space Development Agency Tranche 2 Satellites

January 17, 2024 @ 07:28 AM

Lockheed Martin and L3Harris Technologies have collectively secured contracts totaling nearly $1.8 billion from the Space Development Agency (SDA) for the Tranche 2 Tracking Layer constellation, which aims to bolster global missile threat detection, warning, tracking, and identification, including addressing the challenges posed by hypersonic systems